1 Port Flush Mount ExpressCard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter with UASP Support

Add a USB 3.0 port connection that inserts flush into a laptop ExpressCard slot

Product ID: ECUSB3S11

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  • Unique flush-mount form factor design
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface with support for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • UASP support for more efficient data transfer
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The ECUSB3S11 Flush Mount 1-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard lets you add a single USB 3.0 port connection to your laptop through an ExpressCard slot.

The USB 3.0 adapter uses a unique form factor design that allows it to sit fully in a standard 34mm ExpressCard slot without sticking out. The port sits virtually flush with the sides of the laptop, enabling you to leave the card installed even while on the move, without fear of damage to the card or slot.

Enhanced with UASP support (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this USB 3.0 controller performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP supported enclosure (Note: UASP requires a compatible operating system). Using a more efficient protocol than the traditional USB BOT (Bulk-Only Transport), UASP technology optimizes transfers by allowing multiple commands to be processed simultaneously, significantly increasing transfer speeds for less wait time on data transfers. See our UASP test results below for further details.

The USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter supports data transfer rates up to 5Gbps, and is still backward compatible with USB 2.0 at up to 480Mbps, or USB 1.1/1.0 at up to 12/1.5 Mbps respectively.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows® 8, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.3 or later. In testing UASP performed with up to a 70% faster read / 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing, UASP also showed up to an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Test results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, StarTech.com add-on USB 3.0 cards, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Applications

  • Add a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port through an ExpressCard slot, without having to worry about damaging the card or slot while on the move
  • Connect high performance USB 3.0 external storage devices, printers or external video adapters to a laptop
  • Upgrade an older laptop to USB 3.0 capability
  • Add an extra USB 3.0 port to a laptop with limited USB 3.0 ports available

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Eliminate the worry of snagging or hitting the ExpressCard with a unique Flush Mount design
  • Increase productivity with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, while remaining backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.x devices
  • Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported enclosure

Partner Numbers

  • Exertis 0010019443
  • Ingram Micro UK V932275
  • CMS Distribution V235024
  • UPC 065030849890

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Linux 2.6.31 to 4.11.x LTS versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) ExpressCard (34mm)
1 - External Ports USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 85°C (14°F to 185°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 95% RH
Hardware Ports 1
Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Port Style Integrated on Card
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720202
Packaging Information Package Height 32 mm [1.3 in]
Package Length 13.1 cm [5.2 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 108 g [3.8 oz]
Package Width 16.2 cm [6.4 in]
Package Quantity 1
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 24 g [0.8 oz]
Material Steel
Product Length 75 mm [3.0 in]
Product Width 34 mm [1.3 in]
Product Height 5 mm [0.2 in]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Linux 2.6.31 to 4.11.x LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available ExpressCard slot
Note The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the host bus interface. If used with ExpressCard Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5 Gbps. If used with ExpressCard Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Slim ExpressCard adapter
DC to USB Adapter Cable
34mm to 54mm Stabilizer Bracket
Driver CD
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  4. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • USB cables

  • USB devices

  • USB controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the USB cable, device, and controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different USB cable, device, and controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the USB device and controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem.  You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • WEEE
    • Language: English
  • RoHS
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Constant problems with forcible results

By: DeX99SS - 04/11/2019
This card is now somewhere between 8 months to a years use, and still works as well as it did on day one... Or so to say, not well. Straight away I was forced to disable power management in my BIOS on a few of the laptops this is used with, as it has major issues with the inherent power management protocol, and the community, via forums etc, indicated that this is the best approach to settling this particular issue. It is, as it solves the major issue of it not working at all... but it just gets flaky from here. You can get the thing to work, but it usually requires you to go into device manager, pop the card out, refresh the devices, pop the card back in, refresh the devices, then it MAY see what you plug into it.. or it may go yellow flag and take issue with its own existence... begging you to put it out of its misery. I have almost given in many times and just smashed it.... being that this is a reoccurring cycle, day in and day out, each and every time you fire up the machine from a cold boot, sleep, hibernation, etc... sometimes it just decides to let go in the middle of sitting there. You won't even be using it, but you'll hear the "do da loo" of the USB dropping a component.. and guess which one it dropped! That's right! The uber cheap Amazon obtained, StarTech USB 3 card... always. Fact is however, there aren't many good options to add USB 3.0 to a Sandy era laptop that simply didn't come with it. So despite all the hassle, and there is a ton... it does still end up providing good throughput when it works... so it isn't simply junk. It just ins't good either. I wish I could rank it 2.5 starts... as I feel 2 is just a bit too low. But three is surely too high. I'll rank it 3 on quality I suppose, as it hasn't broken into pieces or anything... yet.
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Stefan, StarTech.com Support on 17/04/2019 11:53:45
Thank you for taking the time to review our ECUSB3S11. We apologize for the frustrating issues you have experienced with it. This is not the behavior we would expect from this product and would like to learn more about the situation. We have Technical Support Advisors ready 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to assist with troubleshooting, or replacing it under the 2 year warranty if it is faulty. Please call 1 800 265 1844 or live chat with us using the button at the top left of the website. Thank you.
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